Denver South Rock Climbing
Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people, and it's approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's, it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.
At 6128 feet, Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south-facing, it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.
The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I-25 approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs on I-25. If you miss it, you're off to a bad start!
Eats, sleep, beer, etc.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
409 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',70],['2 Stars',192],['1 Star',116],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in Denver South
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Featured Route For Denver South
Albatross 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO
: Denver South
: ... : Morning Sun Wall
This is the right crack in the corner right of "Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing." Despite the crummy appearance, this route has good, quality climbing.A dirty, marginal hand crack leads to a ledge where a cave is located. Take the right corner though a short squeeze chimney (small pro in the back) through a series of roofs. Surmount the final wide section, and follow tight hands to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Feb 27, 2016
40,000 people. Lulz.